Top exec joins team Chadchart
Chadchart Sittipunt, a prospective candidate in or the upcoming Bangkok governor election, yesterday revealed that a key executive of real estate developer Sena Development Plc has agreed to become a member of his team.
Mr Chadchart, a former prime ministerial candidate of the opposition Pheu Thai Party in the past general election, now intends to run as an independent candidate in the race, expected later this year.
Kessara Thanyalakpark, managing director of SET-listed Sena Development Plc, will play a key role in his team by mapping out policies to make Bangkok a better city to live in, said Mr Chadchart, the former transport minister in the Yingluck Shinawatra government.
To do this, she will improve the capital’s finance, political economy and living quarters, he said.
Before she was an executive with Sena Development, which started out as her family’s business, Ms Kessara worked as a lecturer with the Faculty of Commerce and Accountancy at Chulalongkorn University, said an informed source.
After graduating with a bachelor’s degree from Chulalongkorn, she later graduated with a master’s degree in finance from the University of California and earned another master’s degree in economics and a PhD in economics from Claremont Graduate University.
Ms Kessara, born and raised in Bangkok, said she aims to make her hometown an ideal place to live in for later generations.
Mr Chadchart is seen by some political pundits as a strong candidate in the Bangkok governor election. Apart from him, other key candidates expected to run include former national police chief Chakthip Chaijinda and the current governor, Aswin Kwanmuang.
Previously, Palang Pracharath Party (PPRP) leader Prawit Wongsuwon reportedly threw his support behind Pol Gen Chakthip, according to a source attending a meeting of the PPRP.